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Two Manitobans head to Australia to help with wildfire fighting efforts

CBC News
December 2, 2019
Category: Forest Fires
Region: International

Two Manitobans who work with the province’s wildfire program are heading to Australia to help battle wildfires that have devastated parts of the country.  For weeks, Australian firefighters have been battling widespread bushfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and killed hundreds of koalas. The two Manitobans are part of a contingent of 21 highly qualified Canadians who were selected by the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) to travel to Australia. The agency had received an official request from Australian authorities to send help.  The team will help with planning, aviation and operations in wildfire fighting efforts.

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